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Re: [YAEUT] Lexical variation survey

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Sunday, May 4, 2008, 20:19
Response below.��On May 4, 2008, at 10∞41 AM, Kelly Drinkwater wrote:�> Date of
birth:�1/20/1981��> Sex:�Male��> Where do you currently live?
(city, state/province, country)�Let's say Garden Grove, California (close
enough).��> Please list the places you've lived between age 4 and age 18,
with the�> most recent first:�Stanton, La Jolla, San Diego, Berkeley,
Garden Grove, Fresno, San Pedro�(all in CA).��> Occupation:�English
professor.��> Highest level of education completed:�Masters.��>
Ethnic heritage:�Half Mexican, half other.��>�> What is/are your native
language(s)?�English and Spanish.��>�> Roughly how many years have you
been conlanging or studying�> linguistics?�Eight years.��>�> How many
years ago did you first encounter / begin reading (not�> necessarily join /
begin posting on) an online conlanging community?�Eight years.��>�> For
each of the following items, please choose which word you use most�> often,
or put the word you do use if it's not a choice. Feel free to�> leave
comments if some aspect of your usage is noteworthy (eg if you�> are�>�>
1. the metal device over a sink or bathtub that controls the flow�> of
water:�> faucet, spigot, tap�faucet��>�> 2. the apparatus from which
you'd get a drink of water in a public�> place:�> bubbler, drinking
fountain, water fountain�drinking fountain��>�> 3. the device that
firefighters attach their hoses to:�> fire hydrant, fire plug�fire
hydrant��>�> 4. the container in which you'd put water for washing the
car or�> the floor:�> bucket, pail�bucket��>�> 5. a machine that
performs banking services:�> ATM, automated teller, bank machine, cash
machine, cash point,�> guichet, hole in the wall, money machine, commercial
name (eg MAC�> machine, Instant Teller, Instabank)�ATM��>�> 6. stuff
you throw away:�> garbage, rubbish, trash�trash��>�> 7. the wheeled
conveyance you put your groceries in while shopping:�> basket, buggy, cart,
trolley�(shopping) cart��>�> 8. a shallow pan for frying eggs or
meat:�> fry pan, frying pan, griddle, skillet, spider�frying pan��>�>
9. a piece of chocolate, 4-6 inches long:�> bar, candy bar, chocolate
bar�Uhh...if it's solid chocolate, a chocolate bar; if not, a candy
bar.��>�> 10. a carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage, like Coke or
Sprite:�> coke, cola, cold drink, fizzy drink, pop, soda, soda pop, soft�>
drink, tonic�soda��>�> 11. cooking outside over a charcoal grill in the
summertime:�> barbecuing, grilling, grilling out, having a
cookout�barbecuing��>�> 12. a cold sandwich on a foot-long roll:�>
sub(marine), hero, hoagie, grinder�sub��>�> 13. the sweet, creamy layer
on top of a cake:�> frosting, icing�About the same. Maybe
frosting.��>�> 14. your main evening meal:�> dinner,
supper�dinner��>�> 15. food picked up and taken home to eat:�>
carry-out, take-away, take-out�take-out (though drive-thru is more
common)��>�> 16. an appliance on which you heat food in saucepans:�>
cooker, range, stove�stove��>�> 17. knives, forks, and spoons:�>
cutlery, flatware, silverware, utensils�silverware��>�> 18. contact
someone by telephone:�> call, phone, ring, telephone, buzz�call��>�>
19. the toilet facilities in a public place:�> bathroom, facilities, ladies'
room / men's room, lavatory, loo,�> restroom, toilet, washroom, WC,
john�restroom��>�> 20. athletic shoes worn with jeans as casual
footwear:�> gym shoes, plimsolls, runners, running shoes, sneakers, tennis
shoes,�> trainers, brand name (eg Adidas)�tennis shoes��>�> 21. a
sweatshirt with front pockets and a hood:�> hooded sweatshirt, hoodie,
kangaroo jacket, bunnyhug�OMG Now that I've been introduced to the word,
bunnyhug!�(Probably hooded sweatshirt in mixed company, but no
longer!)��>�> 22. a piece of furniture that seats 3 people:�> couch,
chesterfield, davenport, divan, settee, sofa�couch��>�> 23. a piece of
furniture with drawers for socks, underwear, etc.:�> bureau, chest (of
drawers), drawers, dresser, highboy�dresser��>�> 24. the last letter of
the alphabet:�> zed, zee�zee��>�> 25. the place where you pay for
something in a store:�> cash, cash register, cashier, check-out, till�cash
male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."�"No eternal reward
will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim